Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 469 296 291
Rank change year-on-year -173 -5 -71
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 251 803 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.64% 5.37% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 543 512
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £358 £388 £363
90th Percentile £700 £638 £599
UK median daily rate £506 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -4.71% +14.86%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £36.48
% change year-on-year -13.58% +11.02% -1.41%

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 9,522 14,955 15,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.35% 16.51% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,262 9,759 10,146
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £267
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 319 367
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.16 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +0.33%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -143 100 £525 -4.55% 27
South East +9 62 £425 -15.00% 16
North of England +22 49 £675 +42.11% 7
North West +12 29 £563 +9.33% 2
East of England +10 25 £500 +4.17% 6
Yorkshire +19 13 £675 +50.00% 5
West Midlands +8 9 £650 +44.44% 2
Midlands -29 9 £650 +38.30% 2
North East +24 8 £700 +96.49%
South West -44 2 - - 1
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 127 (50.60%) Java
2 96 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (33.47%) IBM
4 72 (28.69%) Linux
5 65 (25.90%) E-Commerce
6 60 (23.90%) Oracle
7 57 (22.71%) J2EE
7 57 (22.71%) Tomcat
8 54 (21.51%) JavaScript
8 54 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (20.72%) WebSphere MQ
10 49 (19.52%) Jenkins
11 45 (17.93%) HTTP
12 44 (17.53%) Apache
13 41 (16.33%) .NET
13 41 (16.33%) AWS
14 40 (15.94%) HTML
15 39 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
16 37 (14.74%) Finance
16 37 (14.74%) Git (software)
17 35 (13.94%) SQL
17 35 (13.94%) Microsoft
18 34 (13.55%) WebSphere Application Server
18 34 (13.55%) CSS
18 34 (13.55%) Open Source
18 34 (13.55%) Puppet
18 34 (13.55%) DevOps
19 33 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (13.15%) VMware
20 32 (12.75%) Migration

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (22.71%) Tomcat
2 44 (17.53%) Apache
3 34 (13.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 30 (11.95%) nginx
4 30 (11.95%) WebLogic
5 27 (10.76%) IIS
6 26 (10.36%) Jetty
6 26 (10.36%) Mongrel
7 13 (5.18%) CMS
7 13 (5.18%) Confluence
7 13 (5.18%) JBoss
8 12 (4.78%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (3.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 8 (3.19%) SAS
11 5 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.59%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.59%) GemFire
12 4 (1.59%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 3 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (5.58%) Photoshop
1 14 (5.58%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 29 (11.55%) Magento
2 21 (8.37%) Maximo
3 16 (6.37%) Shopify
4 5 (1.99%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (16.33%) AWS
2 31 (12.35%) GCP
3 27 (10.76%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (9.16%) GitHub
4 23 (9.16%) Google App Engine
5 18 (7.17%) Azure
6 12 (4.78%) Boomi
7 5 (1.99%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.99%) PaaS
7 5 (1.99%) SaaS
7 5 (1.99%) Serverless
8 4 (1.59%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.59%) Apigee
8 4 (1.59%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.59%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.93%) HTTP
2 30 (11.95%) SSL
3 27 (10.76%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.36%) DNS
5 25 (9.96%) DHCP
5 25 (9.96%) FTP
5 25 (9.96%) IPsec
6 6 (2.39%) Firewall
7 4 (1.59%) DSL
7 4 (1.59%) Intranet
8 3 (1.20%) DMZ
8 3 (1.20%) Extranet
8 3 (1.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.80%) Internet
9 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.80%) LAN
9 2 (0.80%) SAN
9 2 (0.80%) WAN
10 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.37%) DB2
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.98%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.79%) MySQL
6 6 (2.39%) Big Data
7 4 (1.59%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.80%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (19.52%) Jenkins
2 37 (14.74%) Git (software)
3 28 (11.16%) JIRA
4 25 (9.96%) Travis CI
5 22 (8.76%) Grunt
6 19 (7.57%) Jasmine
6 19 (7.57%) Karma Test Runner
7 12 (4.78%) Bower
8 11 (4.38%) Gradle
8 11 (4.38%) JUnit
8 11 (4.38%) Maven
9 10 (3.98%) Ant
10 8 (3.19%) git-flow
10 8 (3.19%) GitLab
10 8 (3.19%) JMeter
10 8 (3.19%) Mockito
11 7 (2.79%) Selenium
11 7 (2.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (2.79%) Subversion
12 5 (1.99%) Cucumber
General
1 37 (14.74%) Finance
2 31 (12.35%) Games
3 23 (9.16%) Retail
4 19 (7.57%) Banking
5 9 (3.59%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.59%) Legal
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) International Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (33.07%) Developer
2 29 (11.55%) Architect
3 23 (9.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 22 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (8.37%) Administrator
6 18 (7.17%) WebSphere Administrator
7 15 (5.98%) Maximo Developer
7 15 (5.98%) React Developer
8 14 (5.58%) Consultant
9 12 (4.78%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.38%) Analyst
10 11 (4.38%) BizTalk Developer
11 10 (3.98%) Site Engineer
11 10 (3.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 9 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.19%) E-Commerce Manager
13 8 (3.19%) E-Commerce Project Manager
13 8 (3.19%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.79%) Business Analyst
15 6 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (22.71%) J2EE
2 52 (20.72%) WebSphere MQ
3 41 (16.33%) .NET
4 40 (15.94%) HTML
5 34 (13.55%) CSS
6 31 (12.35%) XML
7 30 (11.95%) AngularJS
8 27 (10.76%) Servlets
9 26 (10.36%) Sass
10 25 (9.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 24 (9.56%) Middleware
12 20 (7.97%) React
12 20 (7.97%) Web Services
13 19 (7.57%) RabbitMQ
13 19 (7.57%) Semantic HTML
13 19 (7.57%) Spring
13 19 (7.57%) XHTML
14 18 (7.17%) XSLT
15 17 (6.77%) SOAP
16 15 (5.98%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.76%) User Experience
2 22 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.57%) W3C
4 12 (4.78%) Vector Graphics
5 10 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.79%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.39%) Mobile Payment
9 5 (1.99%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.20%) DataPower
11 3 (1.20%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.20%) PKI
11 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.20%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.80%) Clustering
13 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.69%) Linux
2 32 (12.75%) Unix
3 17 (6.77%) Windows
4 9 (3.59%) AIX
5 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.80%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) Fedora
7 1 (0.40%) SUSE
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.90%) E-Commerce
3 54 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (13.55%) DevOps
5 34 (13.55%) Open Source
6 32 (12.75%) Migration
7 30 (11.95%) Scrum
8 29 (11.55%) Configuration Management
9 27 (10.76%) Unit Testing
10 26 (10.36%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 26 (10.36%) Wireframes
11 24 (9.56%) SDLC
12 23 (9.16%) Sprint Planning
13 21 (8.37%) Front End Development
14 20 (7.97%) ITIL
14 20 (7.97%) Waterfall
15 17 (6.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 16 (6.37%) TDD
17 15 (5.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (50.60%) Java
2 54 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 35 (13.94%) SQL
4 23 (9.16%) PL/SQL
5 21 (8.37%) Python
6 14 (5.58%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.78%) C#
7 12 (4.78%) PHP
7 12 (4.78%) Ruby
8 8 (3.19%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.19%) Kotlin
9 5 (1.99%) Groovy
10 4 (1.59%) ES6
10 4 (1.59%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.40%) C
12 1 (0.40%) Go
12 1 (0.40%) Jython
12 1 (0.40%) Perl
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (4.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (2.79%) Degree
4 6 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.80%) MCSA
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.80%) RHCE
6 2 (0.80%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.19%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (10.36%) Xen
3 15 (5.98%) Docker
4 5 (1.99%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.80%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.40%) KVM
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 34 (13.55%) Puppet
2 21 (8.37%) Ansible
3 20 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.98%) Terraform
5 7 (2.79%) Nagios
6 5 (1.99%) CFEngine
6 5 (1.99%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (1.99%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.99%) SCCM
7 4 (1.59%) Rundeck
7 4 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.80%) Control-M
8 2 (0.80%) Kibana
8 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.80%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.40%) Graylog
9 1 (0.40%) logstash
9 1 (0.40%) Packer
9 1 (0.40%) QRadar
9 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 84 (33.47%) IBM
2 60 (23.90%) Oracle
3 35 (13.94%) Microsoft
4 33 (13.15%) VMware
5 29 (11.55%) Google
6 24 (9.56%) hybris
7 17 (6.77%) Splunk
8 12 (4.78%) Dell
9 10 (3.98%) MuleSoft
9 10 (3.98%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.59%) Sitecore
11 8 (3.19%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (2.39%) PeopleSoft
14 5 (1.99%) Adobe
15 4 (1.59%) AppDynamics
16 3 (1.20%) Guidewire
17 2 (0.80%) Dynatrace
17 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
17 2 (0.80%) Workday